Michigan's winningest racer with over 700 feature wins. His career spanned 50 years and was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame 1986.
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2013
Joy Fair passed away this morning, December 10, 2011. All of us will miss you. You are simply the best.
Bob "Gilley" Gillelan passed away December 8, 2010. Our condolences to his family. He was Joy's long time car owner and engine builder at Dearborn Crankshaft.
Track Championships (work in progress)
Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio:
'67, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72, '74. Runner-up '75-'77.
Winner of the 1968 Glass City 200 at Toledo.
Flat Rock Speedway, Flat Rock, Michigan:
'65, '67, '69, '70, '71, '72, '75, '76, '79, '81
Mt Clemens Racetrack, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. (ARCA racetrack):
'74, '75, '76, '77 and also 1981 Latemodel champion
Dixie Motor Speedway, Birch Run, Michigan: (Superstocks)
'64, and winner of the first Dixie Classic in '64 and again in '66, '76, '77 and '79.
Baer Field Speedway track championship in 1965.
Drivers who drove Joy Fair cars:
Joe Ruttman(1973), Fran Harden, Dave Marcis, Brian Norton, Mark Fair(1982).
Russell Wainscott, Bob Gillelan.
The names of deceased crew are lettered on a hood displayed at the Toledo Speedway Bar and Grill by Dennis Schalm. Names of living crew members might also be on the other side of that same hood. That's a great tribute and won't be listed here.
Bob Gillelan, Katech Engineering.
Dennis Schalm, Sam Gambino and Herman Thierry